Dexter Thomas and Corissa Calico win swimming events – High School State Championships, Arkansas
Dexter Thomas of Springdale Bulldogs and Corissa Calico of Conway High School won gold medals of the Boys 200yard Individual Medley (IM) and Girls 50yard freestyle respectively on last day of the Arkansas High School State Championships
for Boys and Girls in Little Rock on February 25.
Dexter stifled his opponents with an incredible 1 minute and 52.54 seconds effort in the 200yard IM. He remained more than two body lengths ahead of his following swimmer, Blair Bish of Little Rock Central High School, who ended his sprint in a time of 1
minute and 59.97 seconds for silver medal.
Bish remained 1.47 seconds ahead of his team-member, Christopher Heye, who reached the victory stand for third position by producing a time of 2 minutes and 01.44 seconds.
Subsequently, Calico displayed her smothering efforts by occupying gold medal of the 50yard freestyle event with an effort of 24.93 seconds. The gold medallist remained in a lead of just 0.54 seconds from Alexa Tininenko, who concluded her race in a time
of 25.47 seconds for silver medal.
The second position holder was traced by Virginia Carr of Camden Fairview High School, who stayed 0.51 seconds slower from her foregoing competitor and emerged on the finishing end with the timing of 25.98 seconds for bronze medal.
After a while, Tyler Crosson of Conway High School excelled in the Boys 50yard freestyle discipline and captured the crown of the event with an effort of 21.08 seconds. She was trailed by Alex Holyfield of Siloam Springs High School, who remained 1.05 seconds
slower and seized second best spot of the event with the timing of 22.13 seconds.
Holyfield faced tough battle from Colton Holland of Heritage High School, who was just a nail away from overpowering efforts of her former finisher and settled on the victory stand for bronze medal by producing a time of 22.14 seconds.
The audience appreciated relentless efforts of all contestants in their particular events whereas the championship came to an end after the conclusion of all listed events in Boys and Girls category. Furthermore, winners collected their accolades at the
prize distribution ceremony of the championship.